A nice change from the plethora of "Garage Sale" signs.
Way to try and capitalize on the publicity of a terrible movie. I wonder how effective it was.
Would a sign such as this or any other shape catch your eye more than a standard sign? Leave a comment and let us know.
I am not certain if I would have been able to read this sign while driving by but I can't keep my eyes off of it now.
This may be one of my favorite garage sale signs ever. I found this image via Flickr while doing my rounds and just had to post it. I have never seen such an artsy fartsy sign. Definetly would have caught my eye.
You wake yourself up at the crack of dawn to go garage sale hopping and what are you welcomed with? Signs that are extremely small and nearly impossible to read.
We have all seen these types of signs throughout our trips but every once in a while you see a sign that stands out above all of the rest. One that can be seen from a few blocks away. A sign that pulls you towards it like an unnatural force. Well this sign to the left is not necessary one of those, but it did a lot better job than most.
I was able to clear spot this sign and arrow from a quite a bit away, giving me plenty of time to merge to the right lane. The lettering stands about 6 inches I would say and while most people would recommend having your garage sale with atleast 3 inch lettering, this is the case where the bigger than writing, the better.
Is analyzing garage sale signs a stupid thing to do? Maybe so, but if one seller was to find examples of good and bad signs and they decide to make a great looking one, then its all worth it. I'm putting my foot down and demanding that sellers begin to create better and clearer signs.
What can you say wrong about this sign? It is likely the best example of a garage sale sign that I have seen in quite some time. The sign stands about 4 feet tall and with an arrow about 3 feet long, its hard to miss this sale.
A garage sale sign this big and impressive immediately made me thing that they must have garage sales often. After talking with the sale owner, this was confirmed. They in fact have sales every couple of months and they have found it worthwhile to spend the extra minutes and money to create a great looking sign. They confirmed that since the sign was made, they have seen a huge increase in traffic and sales. This just goes to show you that you need to spend the extra few minutes and it should certainly pay off.
Here is an image given to me by Rylan in San Francisco. The image shows a garage sale sign made out of a paper plate. I have to congratulate the seller and his creative way of thinking, or maybe he was just out of money to put together a better sign.
Overall, I would not recommend putting a sign like this up for your own sale. I am impressed on how much information he got onto a small plate but I feel it would be very unlikely that anyone from the street would be able to read it. Furthermore, no arrows are displayed which would make this sign nearly worthless. I would have enjoyed checking out this garage sale to see how many people were able to find it.
My wife and I were out hunting the sales this weekend and came across the above signs. The sign on the left was the first in the series and it was located right next to a cemetery. Seeing as the arrow was pointing down, the first thing that popped into my mind was that the dead where having a sale. Luckily this was not the case. We decided to follow the sign upwards, rather than downwards and came across the next sign. Both of these signs have many good things going for them such as their size and large arrow however their positives may be outweighed by their negatives. The writing is quite large but the fact that they decided to make the wording multicolored really makes these signs difficult to read. I am a big believer that the better the sign, the better the sale. After following a few other signs similar to this, we drove around in a circle. The end result was that the sale was obviously closed down and they had not removed their signs. *sigh*
This weekends garage sale hunting took me up north and when I got there I was confronted with a couple new signs that I had never seen before. These signs were on street corners just as any other garage sale sign would be but they didn't seem to fit in. I was a bit curious to find out exactly what these signs may lead me too but unfortunately I did not have the time. Any have any suggestions on what these signs may be related too?
As a kid, I used to love the Where's Waldo books. They were a bit of a challenge but not too tough that he was impossible to find. When it comes to garage sales, no one said that hard to find was the way to go. I recently took a short trip up north and did my fair share of hunting in the morning. I snapped a picture of what I found after turning down one of the roads. Can you spot the garage sale sign? Let me give you a hint, its not the yellow sign.
Let me emphasize that this is not the type of sign that will attract customers. This sign was so short that I nearly ran it over without even noticing it. I had not see one person follow that sign and I can fully understand why. I can only hope that the person next time follows some of the suggested tips from this site.
Here is a sign that a fan sent in that he found. I am not certain how well this type of advertisement would do bringing people to your garage sale but regardless, its a funny sign and may have just attracted enough people to buy this persons 'crap'. The funny part is that they spent the time to design a clear sign in the first place.
Thank you Joe for sending in this picture. If anyone else finds some funny, bad or great signs, please submit them and they may just be featured on the site.